Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) – Twitter Starts Locking Accounts Posting Abusive Tweets

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) fell -0.03% and to closed at $15.98 on Monday Real Time (12:16PM EST).  According to a report in Verge on Friday, a Twitter user Victoria Fierce used some harsh words for the US Vice President Mike Pence over the administration’s rollback of transgender protections. Soon after her tweet, Fierce received a notification that Twitter had detected “potentially abusive activity” on her account.

Fierce was in temporary timeout and for the next 12 hours, only followers could see her tweets.

“It was just one tweet and certainly not the first time I’ve told an elected official to f**k off,” Fierce was quoted as saying.

Twitter has been claiming that it “prohibits the promotion of hate content, sensitive topics, and violence globally”.

According to Twitter, the account lockdown was in line with the changes designed to diminish the reach of abusive accounts.

“Twitter’s content filters do not currently distinguish between types of accounts. A single tweet will not trigger its filters, but a ‘pattern’ of abuse will,” the report quoted Twitter spokesperson as saying. News18 Update

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